Today's Utensil Bird is PAIL-billed woodpecker....
My producer is speaking to me over my headset and telling me that it's P-A-L-E -billed woodpecker. Not P-A-I-L. How awkward...
OK. How about roseate SPOONbill?
roseate spoonbill is one of those species that makes you gasp and wonder. Is there REALLY a bird like that?
Well they're even better in real life. One of my most-wanted-to-photograph-well birds is the roseate spoonbill. Not much of a chance here in SE Ohio. Though with global warming it might just be a matter of waiting.... Sorry, bad joke.
I'd love to get a photo of a roseate spoonbill perched next to a fork-tailed flycatcher, but what are the chances of that?
Worry not! I'll serve up another Utensil Bird soon.